April 13 from 6-8, Negro Ensemble Co. kicks off expanded training program Auditions & Open House. http://www.necinc.org/workshops. Notable professors from top theaters, TV and conservatories teach Basic, Intermediate and Master level Acting, Play Writing, Directing, and Dance.
Embracing its 50 year anniversary coming up in 2017
the company launched by Robert Hooks, Douglas Turner Ward and Gerald Krone is celebrating with auditions for shows Father/Sons and A Lovely Malfunction, Year of the Women series featuring Ntozake Shange and J.e. Franklin, expanding to a full conservatory list of classes in Acting, Dance, Playwriting, Directing, Comedy TV, coming
Auditions for The Negro Ensemble Training Program are on Wed 3/24 & 4/ 7 or Fri 3/26 & 4/9: 9am-12noon, Sat 3/27 & 4/10 : 10am-5pm If interested Please send your request, picture and resume Attn: Marie McKinney to email@example.com and give us 2 day/time audition options See www/necartz.com/nec-rep-program/ for more info
Two 10 week workshops:Mondays March 29 7:00pm-10pm is The Actor’s Intensive
Wednesdays April 14 7:00-10pm Beyond Shakespeare: Classical Acting in Living Color http://www.necartz.com/nec-rep-program/ http://www.necinc.org 212 582 5860 or 347 560 3312 Money for the Arts NY’s 5 Boroughs at DCA
August 27, 2009. 10 members from the NEC Repertory and Marie McKinney, program coordinator and instructor at Negro Ensemble Company, were invited to meet with CBS-TV, Casting Vice President, Fern Orenstein to participate in The CBS Diversity Institute’s one-on-one coaching on best practices for marketing the actor’s talent and landing roles on “episodic” TV. You know, TV shows like, C.S.I, N.C.I.S, The Unit, Peace Maker, among others. Ms. Orenstein, Barbara Matos and other Casting Executives from CBS Hollywood and CBS NY met with 80 selected Actors from the Actor’s Unions and African, Latin and Asian American NY organizations, including NEC.
July 10, 2009. An over-capacity crowd bombarded Negro Ensemble Company Repertory’s Lost and Found, Friday. .From 1967 to the 90’s, Negro Ensemble Company, the second oldest black theater company in the world, was the best place for black playwrights to sent their plays for production. When the company closed temporarily, in the 80’s, boxes of scripts and memorabilia unaccounted for. Excerpts from six of the hundreds of archived works re-discovered at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture returned to the stage. New plays and original
Actor/ Writer :My Brother’s Keeper NEC Rep member
works by Actor/Writers, Barbara Asare-Bediako and Actor/Writer/Rapper, Quester Hannah; Ryan Johnson, actor/comic and singer/songwriter, heart throb, Jillian Walker ignited the stage . “Excelllence and Prolific writing for the Theatre.” read NEC Rep citations awarded vereran writers, Laurence Holder and Leslie Lee. An interview followed. NEC Repertory presented “LOST AND FOUND: NEC Honors Classic Plays and Emerging Playwrights” on July 10 at 8pm at Where Eagles Dare Theatre in New York, NY. For Audition: email firstname.lastname@example.org.